BURR RIDGE, Ill., May 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), a global leader in sustainability, continues its commitment to local communities by pledging $175,000 in grants to seven school districts around the United States. The grants commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Company's Case IH and CASE Construction Equipment brands.
CNH Industrial has chosen communities in which it has operations to invest in the future of young people by supporting education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The seven selected communities will each receive $25,000 to implement STEM-related educational curriculums and update classroom resources. These grants will contribute to preparing students for the future, providing them with the tools and skills necessary for them to achieve their goals.
"We want to commemorate our heritage by investing in the future development of our communities," said Michelle Javaherian, Community Relations Specialist at CNH Industrial. "We are certain that these grants will further support the STEM-related educational needs of many students in the seven communities."
Each recipient location will hold an event to commemorate its receiving of the grant from CNH Industrial where students, school leadership and CNH Industrial employees will come together.
The communities that will receive STEM education grants from CNH Industrial include:
- Burlington, Iowa – Burlington Community School District
The grant will fund collaborative learning labs, also known as maker spaces, in the district's five elementary schools.
- Goodfield, Illinois – Eureka Middle School
The grant will fund the implementation of the "Project Lead the Way" Curriculum which designs pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science.
- Benson, Minnesota – Benson High School
The grant will fund an upgrade of the school's welding equipment.
- Chicago, Illinois – Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
The grant will fund advancements of the new Biotechnology in Agriculture Today learning pathway.
- Fargo, North Dakota – Fargo Public Schools
The grant will fund "STEM You're Hired" - Classroom Challenges for the elementary curriculum.
- Grand Island, Nebraska – Grand Island Public Schools Foundation
The grant will fund expanded curriculum for the high school Manufacturing pathway.
- Racine, Wisconsin – William Horlick High School
The grant will fund the upgrading and replacing of science equipment.
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website: www.cnhindustrial.com
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